Program Announced - Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage

Does your municipality organize a local community festival? The Local Festivals component of the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage (BCAH) program of the Department of Canadian Heritage is accepting applications for festivals occurring between September 1 - December 31. The deadline is January 30th, 2013.

Is there a significant local anniversary in your municipality in 2014? If the anniversary marks a 100th anniversary or greater, in increments of 25 years (e.g., 125th, 150th) and it commemorates a significant local historical event or pays tribute to a significant local historical personality, consider applying to the Community Anniversaries component of BCAH.  The deadline is January 30th, 2013.

The Legacy Fund component provides funding for community capital projects that commemorate significant anniversaries and involve the restoration, renovation, or transformation of existing buildings and/or exterior spaces with local community significance; encourage arts and heritage activities in your community; and are intended for and accessible to the general public. For more information, please contact Ginette Garand, Program Officer, at (902) 426-7834 or by email at or check out our website at